FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 29, 2009
Kathleen C. Searle
Vice President – Communications
Manager – Marketing Communications
(AUGUSTA, GA) — Ken Reeves has joined E-Z-GO, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as Vice President, Human Resources. Reeves will be responsible for driving human resources strategy and functional activity at E-Z-GO, and also will support Textron’s human resource-based transformation initiatives as a member of the Textron Human Resources Leadership Team.
Reeves comes to E-Z-GO from Bell Helicopter, where he served as a Human Resources Director and Senior Human Resources Business Partner. At Bell, Reeves championed human resources strategy for numerous functions, including Commercial Programs, Government Programs, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Sales, Communications, Mergers and Acquisitions, Engineering and Six Sigma. Reeves also has more than 15 years of leadership experience in human resources with companies such as RadioShack and Reliant Energy.
Before entering the corporate sector, Reeves spent seven years in the National Football League as a professional athlete with the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns.
“Ken brings proven leadership and a wide variety of professional experience and knowledge to E-Z-GO,” said E-Z-GO President Kevin P. Holleran. “His business acumen and HR expertise will be a tremendous asset to E-Z-GO.”
“I look forward to building upon a solid foundation of HR leadership and vision already in place here at E-Z-GO, and to helping the company further develop its talent and expand the skillset of its workforce,” Reeves said.
Reeves holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a Masters of Science in human resource training and development from Texas A&M University, and is pursuing a doctorate in Human Resource Training and Development from the institution.
E-Z-GO, a Textron Company, is a leading manufacturer of golf cars and utility vehicles. E-Z-GO is the preferred golf car fleet provider for seven of the top 10 of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses as ranked by Golf Digest. E-Z-GO is also the golf car of choice of nine of the nation’s 10 largest course-management companies. E-Z-GO boasts the largest sales and service network in the industry, with more factory branch locations and independent distributors than any other manufacturer.
More than a maker of golf cars, E-Z-GO is also a leading provider of industrial, turf and utility vehicles for a variety of applications and industries. Products under the E-Z-GO flagship include the Shuttle Personnel Carrier, ST Trail Utility vehicles, and the Clays Car, the world’s first vehicle designed specifically for the sporting clays shooter. E-Z-GO also produces the Cushman line of heavy duty burden carriers.
Founded in 1954 in Augusta Ga., E-Z-GO became part of Textron Inc. in 1960. Textron Inc. is an $11 billion multi-industry company operating in 32 countries with approximately 40,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Fluid & Power, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.
Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a $14.2 billion multi-industry company operating in 28 countries with approximately 42,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, defense and intelligence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems and Textron Financial Corporation. More information is available at www.textron.com.
Special note to Editors: The correct spelling of ‘E-Z-GO’ is with all capital letters and two hyphens.